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Old 04-16-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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Hello Everyone,

I am in the process of interviewing for a job and possibly move in the CS area, I have never been to Colorado Spring, but I heard it is a great city. I read a few of the blogs on here and I still am not sure about life out there. Though I am from the NYC area, I am more of a suburban type of guy. I live in the outskirts of NYC approximately 45 minutes drive into Manhattan. I rarely go there, in fact I don't really care about living in NYC.
I heard the winter there is ferocious, any truth to that? How are the people there, are they small minded conservatives? I gather it is mostly Christians there, which will not be an issue for me. I am a professional black man, how do people there embrace diversity? It is a big issue for me, although I do not fit any of the stereotypes, at the end of the day I am still a person of color. Will I experience any racial tension there. I apologies if I offend anyone by asking these questions. I just would like to know.
Any activities for people in their early 30's?
I would welcome the opportunity to move to CS, I have always wanted to move out of the NYC area. How is the economy In CS.
Any info you guys could provide would greatly be appreciated

Regards,
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Ferocious winters - I think our winters are milder than where you currently live, most likely.
Small-minded conservatives - We've got all types, some of those, some flamin' liberals, mostly ordinary folk in between. I think the city is overly characterized in media as being a certain way but it isn't. Colorado Springs is highly accepting of diversity, in my opinion. Yes, it is white majority, but people of all races live here, intermix, and do just fine. Activities - depends on what you like to do. If you like outdoors stuff, there is tons. If you like late night party life, there is just a little bit, or so I've been told - it isn't my thing. Economy - struggling like the rest of the country but not nearly as bad as some areas.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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Hello Everyone,

I am in the process of interviewing for a job and possibly move in the CS area, I have never been to Colorado Spring, but I heard it is a great city.

I read a few of the blogs on here and I still am not sure about life out there.

Though I am from the NYC area, I am more of a suburban type of guy. I live in the outskirts of NYC approximately 45 minutes drive into Manhattan. I rarely go there, in fact I don't really care about living in NYC.

I heard the winter there is ferocious, any truth to that?

How are the people there, are they small minded conservatives?

I gather it is mostly Christians there, which will not be an issue for me.

I am a professional black man, how do people there embrace diversity? It is a big issue for me, although I do not fit any of the stereotypes, at the end of the day I am still a person of color. Will I experience any racial tension there.

I apologies if I offend anyone by asking these questions. I just would like to know.

Any activities for people in their early 30's?

I would welcome the opportunity to move to CS, I have always wanted to move out of the NYC area. How is the economy In CS.

Any info you guys could provide would greatly be appreciated

Regards,
It's fine here. Take the job if offered. Say goodbye to great seafood but all else is quite fine.

A few days each winter are ferocious, but mostly it's quite livable, sunny and with DRY AIR it's downright comfortable compared to the humidity back east, where I spent 57 years in the Baltimore - DC area.

All sorts of religion here for those that seek it, but the local folks do not deserve the rep they get in the national media, no one bothers anyone.

Politically conservative, for sure.

Big military town. Lots of educated people here with two large colleges plus the USAF Academy and lots of skilled contractors serving the military and defense industry.

Very little racism here, especially since we have such a diversity of military families and lots of historic Mexican/Spanish influence in the southern half of the states.

Plenty of activities, all year long, if you are an outdoors type or sportsman. Just about anything you want except Coney Island.

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Old 04-19-2010, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Sounds like you would do fine here!
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